Tag Archives: Sudan

Sudan sentences 29 intelligence agents to hang for teacher’s killing

12 December, 2019 7:25 pm 7:25 pm

KHARTOUM (Reuters) – A Sudanese court sentenced 29 members of the national intelligence service to death by hanging on Monday over the killing of a teacher in detention in February during protests that led to the overthrow of former president Omar al-Bashir. The group that spearheaded the protests welcomed the ruling, the first to deliver … Read More

Sudan, Bashir, sentenced, two years, detention, corruption

Former Sudan president Bashir sentenced to two years in detention for corru...

12 December, 2019 7:40 pm 7:40 pm

KHARTOUM (Reuters) – A Sudanese court on Saturday convicted former president Omar al-Bashir on corruption charges and sentenced him to two years of detention in a reform facility, the first ruling against the ex-leader ousted by mass unrest. The presiding judge said Bashir, 75, who was deposed by the military in April following months of … Read More


Sudan needs $8 billion aid to rebuild ravaged economy, new PM says

08 August, 2019 12:55 am 12:55 am

KHARTOUM (Reuters) – Sudan needs $8 billion in foreign aid over the next two years to cover its import bill and help rebuild its ravaged economy after months of political turmoil, its new prime minister said on Saturday. Abdalla Hamdok, sworn in three days earlier in to head a transitional ruling body after the ousting … Read More


New ruling body ushers in Sudan’s complex shift to civilian rule

08 August, 2019 2:07 am 2:07 am

KHARTOUM – Military and civilian members of Sudan’s newly formed ruling body have been sworn in at the presidential palace in the country’s capital, Khartoum. The sovereign council, comprising of six civilians and five soldiers, is to rule Sudan for a little over three years until elections can be held. It replaces the Transitional Military Council … Read More


Sudan mayhem: Military, opposition agree constitutional declaration

08 August, 2019 7:48 am 7:48 am

KHARTOUM – Sudan’s ruling military council and main opposition coalition have agreed on a constitutional declaration which will pave the way for a new period of transitional government. African Union mediator Mohamed Hassan Lebatt made the announcement early on Saturday, without giving any details. Sudan has been in turmoil since the military ousted President Omar … Read More


Sudan’s generals, civilians sign landmark political accord

07 July, 2019 12:40 pm 12:40 pm

KHARTOUM (Web Desk) – Sudan’s ruling generals and protesting leaders have signed a political accord creating a transitional power-sharing body, after weeks of negotiations. The signing of the document on Wednesday by the Transitional Military Council (TMC) and the Forces of Freedom and Change (FFC) alliance came after a series of delays due to disagreements over … Read More

Thousands, demonstrate, Sudan, mark, 40 days, deadly, crackdown

Thousands demonstrate in Sudan to mark 40 days since deadly crackdown

07 July, 2019 11:48 pm 11:48 pm

KHARTOUM (Reuters) – Thousands demonstrated in cities across Sudan on Saturday, witnesses said, to mark 40 days since security forces killed dozens when they stormed a protest camp in the capital Khartoum. The demonstrations were the first since the ruling military council and civilian opposition agreed in principle to a power-sharing arrangement ahead of elections. … Read More

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Sudan’s military council, opp reach power-sharing agreement

07 July, 2019 6:04 pm 6:04 pm

KHARTOUM (Reuters) – Sudan’s ruling military council and a coalition of opposition and protest groups have agreed to share power for three years and then hold elections, in a deal that brought thousands of people onto the streets to celebrate. The deal has revived hopes for a peaceful transition of power in a nation plagued … Read More

Sudan Sudan military machine guns protesters Sit-in Boody masscare heavy gunfire

Sudan military, with machine guns, break up protesters’ sit-in, leaving 1...

06 June, 2019 8:16 pm 8:16 pm

KHARTOUM (AFP) Sudan’s military rulers forcefully broke up a weeks-long sit-in outside Khartoum’s army headquarters on Monday, leaving at least 13 dead, a doctors’ committee said as gunfire echoed from the site. Heavily-armed security forces in pick-up trucks mounted with machine guns were deployed in large numbers all around the capital, while gunshots were heard … Read More

Protesters, flood, Sudan, sit-in, demand, civilian rule

More protesters flood Sudan’s sit-in to demand civilian rule

04 April, 2019 8:36 pm 8:36 pm

KHARTOUM (Reuters) – Thousands of protesters demanding an end to military rule flocked to the sit-in outside Sudan’s Defence Ministry on Friday, in the biggest turnout in the center of the capital since last week when former President Omar al-Bashir was ousted and a military council took over. Protesters waved the Sudanese flag and chanted … Read More

Sudan’s military council removes defense minister, names new intellig...

04 April, 2019 10:05 am 10:05 am

KHARTOUM (Reuters) – Sudan’s military council has removed defense minister Awad Ibn Auf from his role and appointed a new intelligence chief, a spokesman said on Sunday. Lieutenant General Abu Bakr Mustafa will replace Salah Abdallah Mohamed Saleh, known as Salah Gosh, as chief of Sudan’s National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS), Shams El Din … Read More

Sudan, military, council, promises, civilian, government, Bashir, toppled

Sudan’s military council promises civilian government after Bashir to...

04 April, 2019 11:43 pm 11:43 pm

KHARTOUM (Reuters) – Sudan’s ruling military council on Friday promised a new civilian government, a day after the armed forces overthrew President Omar al-Bashir, but mistrustful protest leaders immediately rejected the gesture. The council, which is now running Sudan under Defence Minister Awad Ibn Auf, said it expected a pre-election transition to last two years … Read More

Sudan’s Bashir steps down, consultations under way to form council to...

04 April, 2019 1:38 pm 1:38 pm

KHARTOUM (Reuters) – Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir has stepped down and consultations are under way to form a transitional council to run the country, government sources and a provincial minister said on Thursday. The minister of production and economic resources in North Darfur, Adel Mahjoub Hussein, told the Dubai-based al-Hadath TV that “there are consultations … Read More

Sudan President Omar al-Bashir constitutional amendments 2020 presidential election protest

Sudan’s Bashir declares state of emergency, dissolves government

02 February, 2019 8:41 am 8:41 am

KHARTOUM (Reuters) – Sudan President Omar al-Bashir, facing the country’s biggest popular protests since he came to power 30 years ago, declared a one-year state of emergency and called on parliament to postpone constitutional amendments that would allow him to seek another term in a 2020 presidential election. In a televised speech, Bashir said he … Read More